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Baritone day! Baritone day!

Born on this day baritones Cornell MacNeil, Ettore Bastianini (both in 1922) and Pablo Elvira (1938).

on September 24, 2020 at 6:12 PM
Perfect control Perfect control

On this day in 1974 the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a revival of I Vespri Siciliani.

on September 23, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Donna che t’amò tanto Donna che t’amò tanto

Born on this day in 1894 soprano Elisabeth Rethberg.

on September 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Silky-toned Silky-toned

On this day in 1968 mezzo-soprano Shirley Verrett made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Carmen.

on September 21, 2020 at 8:00 AM
You have to be born a sex symbol You have to be born a sex symbol

Happy 86th birthday actress Sophia Loren.

on September 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Mr. Lillian Russell Mr. Lillian Russell

On this day in 1904 female impersonator Julian Eltinge made his Broadway debut in the Jerome Kern musical Mr. Wix of Wickham.

on September 19, 2020 at 11:33 AM
I shall die a bachelor I shall die a bachelor

Born on this day in 1905 actress Greta Garbo.

on September 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Gemente aura Gemente aura

On this day in 1973, the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a performance of Il trovatore featuring Plácido Domingo, Martina Arroyo, Cornell MacNeil, Mignon Dunn and John Macurdy.

on September 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM
La Divina La Divina

Left this world on this day 43 years ago in Paris.

on September 16, 2020 at 12:03 PM
When you’re smiling When you’re smiling

Born on this day in 1945 soprano Jessye Norman.

on September 15, 2020 at 10:04 AM
Faded ink Faded ink

On this day in 1954 Britten’s Turn of the Screw premiered in Venice.

on September 14, 2020 at 10:53 AM
If I couldn’t laugh, I’d rather die If I couldn’t laugh, I’d rather die

Born on this day in 1903 actress Claudette Colbert.

on September 13, 2020 at 10:55 AM
Funky Broadway Funky Broadway

On this day in 1866 the Broadway musical was born. Sort of.

on September 12, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Wizard Wizard

Born on this day in day in 1995 1895 composer Herbert Stothart.

on September 11, 2020 at 12:58 PM